"Under the rules of the criminal law, as it is practised, I can’t see, even in cold retrospect, that Bill Fallon ever did anything in the actual courtroom that wasn’t all right. That isn’t because I have respect for Bill’s methods; it’s because I haven’t any respect at all for the criminal law. I think it’s a howling screaming joke. And Bill Fallon proved it to my satisfaction. […]

Bill showed how far you could go with the the rules as they stand."
— Donald Henderson Clarke, In the Reign of Rothstein

In this town, murder’s a form of entertainment.

wassss tagged by newperspective-xo

You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 13 songs. Then pass this onto 10 people.

(i am adding lyrics again because words. and not tagging anyone this time because i’ve already sent this around two or three times, er. i will do this for always, but figure at some point i oughtta stop with the pesterings.)

  1. Russian Red Army Choir, ‘Farewell of Slavianka’
  2. Jesus Christ Superstar, ‘Trial Before Pilate’: don’t let me stop your great self-destruction / die if you want to, you misguided martyr
  3. Ludo, ‘Love Me Dead’: you’re a faith-healer on tv / you’re an office park without any trees
  4. Majora’s Mask, ‘Clock Tower’
  5. Laura Marling, ‘You’re No God’: and you will never leave this place / and you will always feel alone / and you will never feel quite clean / in this new skin that you have grown
  6. The Beatles, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’: each one believing that love never dies / watching their eyes and hoping I’m always there
  7. Spring Awakening, ‘Mama Who Bore Me’: and some just lie there crying / for him to come and find them / but when he comes / they don’t know how to go
  8. Sonic 3, ‘Angel Island Zone 1’
  9. 1776, ‘Sit Down, John’: someone ought to ooooopen up a window!
  10. Dennis Nedry remix: see? nobody cares
  11. Mark Lanegan, ‘One Hundred Days’: there is no morphine, i’m only sleeping / there is no crime to dreams like this
  12. Jefferson Airplane, ‘White Rabbit’: and if you go chasing rabbits / and you know you’re going to fall / tell ‘em a hookah smoking caterpillar / has given you the call
  13. Bernie, Ben, and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra, ‘He’s the Last Word’: he may be meek and quiet when there’s a crowd about / but he’s a red-hot riot when all the folks go out

ummmm also vincethepizzaprince is fantastic just fyi fyi fyi.

speakeasyvalentines:

For: injusticeworth

Bill Fallon (as requested)

speakeasyvalentines:

For: injusticeworth

Bill Fallon (as requested)

ladyhistory:

That sad moment at the end of a historical figure’s biography when you whisper, “No, don’t go.”

then the power said ‘goodbye’ shortly after Billy lost his pants.

had been resigned to zero power for the rest of the evening. but BAM, power just reappeared. and much as i dig me some candlelight, this definitely has its advantages.

i think i’m going to try re-watching chicago but i predict that this won’t last long because uhhhh-huh.

segel-sudeikis:

Chicago | We Both Reached For The Gun

"I’m going to write to the polka king and ask."

real words with my mother.

OH SHIT I THINK I FINALLY FIGURED OUT MY PLAY MATCH FOR MANNY.

i’ve been thinking around this for a while without really getting into it, and i’ll probably need to do a fuller re-read of the play to be certain, but i thi-ink i like Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy here. BECAUSE. OKAY.

ALSO

also other quotes but i’ll just stop before i toss up half the fucking play. THIS SURE HAS BEEN BABBLED BUT I DON’T CARE. maybe some day i’ll speak more coherently about this and do less glossing over of everything and probably throwing some statements that don’t quite stick. but this gets the idea across so.

FALLONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

mistons:

Thelonius Monk at Minton’s Playhouse, September 1947 by William Gottlieb

mistons:

Thelonius Monk at Minton’s Playhouse, September 1947 by William Gottlieb

speakeasyvalentines:

For: mysticjc

Aequitas Equitas: Justice. Fairness. Equity.

speakeasyvalentines:

For: mysticjc

Aequitas Equitas: Justice. Fairness. Equity.

"Alack, when once we our grace we have forgot,
Nothing goes right; we would, and we would not."
— Angelo in Measure for Measure